A week ago, I was deliberating over what I ought to do for November and NaNoWriMo. Then the harsh realization hit me.
When I was making my original writing plans for 2012, I never planned on doing NaNoWriMo in the first place.
So… that ought to liberate me from the obligation I feel to write another 50k first draft this year. I should feel especially liberated since I’ve done Camp NaNo for June and I’ve nearly finished Camp for August. I guess I thought it would be neat to do all three challenges. And I still think it would be neat… but I guess it’s not a necessity, even though some part of my ritualistic brain believes that it is.
Hmm… at this point, I really am leaning away from doing NaNo this year, since apparently, I never planned on doing it in the first place. But who knows? I could come up with an awesome idea between now and then… after all, that’s what dragged me into doing NaNo the first year I did it. Got an awesome idea on October 25, found out about NaNo a day later, and never looked back. 🙂